Sacred Harp Singing
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

In the Community - Monthly Black Lives Matter Vigil

Join your fellow community members in standing out and speaking up for racial justice and human rights.  Vigils have been held on the first Thursday of every month since December, 2015.  Vigils include speakers and moments of silence.  Speak out against white supremacy from  5:30 - 6:30 pm on the lawn of the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA.

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Sacred Harp Singing
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Harp Singing

Sacred Harp Singing, Fourth Wednesdays at St. John's

Join us to sing from The Sacred Harp, an American tunebook! Sacred Harp singing is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing four-part hymns and anthems. It’s participatory, non-instrumental, choral music that anyone is invited to sing — there is no rehearsing for performance — with strong roots in the early music of New England and the deep South, and which has spread throughout the United States and to Canada, Europe, and Australia.

The Sacred Harp uses a system of musical notation, called shape notes, that allow even relatively new singers to sing tunes at a first reading. Singers typically sit in a square, with one voice part on each side, and everyone is invited (though not required!) to lead from the center of the square. Participants are not concerned with re-creating or re-enacting historical events. Our tradition is a living, breathing, ongoing practice passed directly to us by generations of singers, many gone on before and many still living.

More information on singing in Boston can be found at BostonSacredHarp.org

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Parish Picnic
Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Parish Picnic

Get ready to kick off the summer at our Parish Picnic after worship! All are welcome as we celebrate a great program year with love and appreciation for all who make St. John's a vibrant and welcoming community!  

We will be having hot dogs and encourage you to bring something yummy to share with the community, Use our food sign up sheet to note what you will bring. During the picnic, our youth will run activities for children.

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 JP Concerts:  Orkestra Marhaba | Modal Glimmers
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

JP Concerts: Orkestra Marhaba | Modal Glimmers

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 - 8PM 
JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents 
Orkestra Marhaba

>>> ABOUT THE CONCERT 
Works from the Ottoman court tradition, dance forms and songs in the makam (modal) tradition, set to varying cycles of percussion. Sets typically begin and end with taksim (improvisation) either with a soloist or the entire group. At other times, improvisation occurs spontaneously over an ostinato, within or between pieces.

>>> ABOUT THE GROUP 
Orkestra Marhaba is a performance and study group whose purpose is to explore and interpret Middle Eastern makam (modal) traditions over several centuries and geographies, specializing in the spontaneous improvisational genre known by the term taksim. The improvisational and composed music is set to a variety of odd and even rhythms. Performers: Frederick Stubbs Diana Traylor Volkan Efe Shanteri Baliga and special guests.

Performers: 
Frederick Stubbs 
Diana Traylor 
Emel Ergul 
Volkan Efe 
Shanteri Baliga 
and special guests

>>> VENUE / TICKETS 
St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA 
 
$15 General Admission  
$10 Student / Senior / Member 
Pay What You Can 
Season Passes Available

Available online or at the door 
House open 30 min before concert 
Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheelchairs.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Lenten Book Group
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Lenten Book Group

Lenten Book Group - the parish will read The Dream of God, by Verna Dozier, during Lent beginning with a discussion of chapter 1 led by Ted on Sunday March 10th. The group will meet for about one hour after church in the church office or sanctuary. All are invited to participate! The ebook is available for download from the Boston Public Library or Amazon  (available new or used) or order from your favorite bookstore.Many will recognize the title and author's name from Ted’s sermon on the role of the laity in the Episcopal Church. This promises to be a thought-provoking and community-building experience - don't miss out!

"Through her adept storytelling and Bible study, Verna Dozier reawakens our sense of calling and our desire for the truth", back cover, Church Publishing.

Please read one chapter each week prior to the discussion:

 March 10 - discuss chapter 1

 March 17 - discuss chapter 2

 March 24 - discuss chapter 3

 March 31 - discuss chapter 4

 April 7 - discuss chapter 5

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